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Old 02-25-2008, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I started running again about a month ago and have since built up a solid base of 7.5-10 miles/12-16 kms a week. Basically 3-4 times a week of 2.5 miles, which I have a nice flat-uphill-downhill-flat route for. Ideally I'd like to get up to Half Marathon distance for the moment and maybe put in an application for the London Marathon next year and upping the training. Would just like to see how I can do if I actually train properly for it.

Done it twice before when I was 18 and 19 but just for charity and like a tool I didn't train anywhere near enough for it. Still completed it though in 4.5 hours first time and just under 4 hrs the second time. Actually trained a bit that second time, but still nowhere near enough.

Anyways enough of the crap I'll be focusing on five training days, including one cross training day, one long run on a sunday, probably put some fartleking in one of the runs too, and two rest days a week. With every fourth week being a recovery/easy week. Will modify it depending on how I feel though and obviously other commitments/schedules. Will be looking to just up the mileage and not really worry about improving the time for a few months.

So today:-

Weight before: Forgot to weigh. . .
Distance: 3.5 Miles/5.6 kilometre's
Route: Half flat, third uphill, sixth downhill
Time: 30mins 5secs
Weight after: 65.9 kilo's/144.9 lbs

No fluids either during run, will start to though once I get to 4-6 miles, ie. this weeks planned long run. Felt good afterwards, only bad feeling was slight burn in calves when doing uphill sections. Otherwise, hamstrings, quads and breathing were fine which is kind of par for the course for me. And no stitch too. Time sucks though lol, especially when last year I was doing 2.5 miles in 16mins.

Anyone give advice on how to better condition my calves, except just more hill running. ;p No weights either. I know it's kind of limiting but I'd appreciate it.
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rest Day today. Just some stretching of major muscle groups, Quads, hamstrings, glutes, lower back, obliques and deltoids. Had to work quite extensively on calves though.
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Weight before: 65.7 kilo's/144.5 lbs
Distance: 3.5 Miles/5.6 kilometre's
Route: Half flat, third uphill, sixth downhill
Time: 30mins 15secs
Weight after: 65.4 kilo's/143.9 lbs

A tad dehydrated today, was stuck in a conference room from 8.45 till 4.45. Was worth it though, Red Cross First Aid course. Really felt it while out there, just felt tired. Though my calves weren't as bad which is a bit of bonus. Maybe do a shorter run tomorrow with some dreaded uphill fartleking.
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Totally couldn't be arsed running today. Finally got up off my backside at like 10pm lol. Went out and it was alright once I got started.

Weight before: 65.9 kilo's/144.9 lbs
Distance: 2.3 Miles/3.7 kilometre's
Route: Half flat, quarter uphill, quarter downhill
Time: 19min 30 secs
Weight after: 65.7 kilo's/144.5 lbs

Uphill section was fartleking. Which sucked ass. Had to walk instead of jog in between the sprints for the final two. Glad I went though.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Second rest day. Could have probably gone for a run as I don't ache anywhere (which I was surprised at after yesterday), but will stick with my plan for now. Just some stretching, particularly my adductors which I noticed were tighter than everything else.
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Weight before: 65.8 kilo's/144.8 lbs
Distance: 3.5 Miles/5.6 kilometre's
Route: Half flat, third uphill, sixth downhill
Time: 30mins 35secs
Weight after: 65.1 kilo's/143.3 lbs

Totally knackered, raining and well windy. Really hard to get a rhythm going, didn't want to slip either. Long run tommorrow. . .

Who cares?! Henderson Vs Silva tonight!
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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No running today, pretty much gale force winds outside. Took me 15 mins just to walk to the shop, was walking at like a 60 degree angle or something lol. Long run tommorrow.
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Weight before: 65.7 kilo's/144.6 lbs
Distance: 4.4 Miles/7.0 kilometre's
Route: Third flat, third uphill, third downhill
Time: 39mins 40 secs
Weight after (inc. drink taken): 65.7 kilo's/144.5 lbs

Long run, took 300ml of drink which I drank all of. Just water, small teaspoon of sugar and bit of lemon juice in.

Total distance run this week: 17.2 miles
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Rest day. Stretching, yadda, yadda, yadda.
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Weight before: 65.7 kilo's/144.6 lbs
Distance: 3.5 Miles/5.6 kilometre's
Route: Half flat, third uphill, sixth downhill
Time: 30 mins
Weight after: 65.6 kilo's/144.3 lbs
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